First of all, if you want to do a quick wash before washing it thoroughly, you should remember that the dirty can dry and it will represent much more work for you later, the ideal thing is to do, at least, a previous wash where the muck is rinsed and, therefore, do not allow the stains to dry and stick to the surface. Then, you must eliminate the remains of water to avoid the creation of mold, for this, a useful advice is to make use of a blower, open all the zippers of the inflatable object and let the water flow until it is dry, so you can save it. Remember to make sure when you are going to roll this type of products if it is connected to an electrical device or if it is connected to a hose. Once this process is finished, you can have it ready to wash it deep on another occasion.
It has been found that the easiest way to wash inflatable objects is by doing it while they are inflated. To do this, place a canvas carpet under the object to be washed. For the cleaning of such, water with powder soap and a sponge are quite efficient materials and give a very good result. It’s important to be always aware that the device has not acquired any hole or crack.
In the case of inflatable tubs and inflatable mattresses, these should be cleaned after every occasion in which they are used since they quickly acquire dirt and, as it is in direct contact with your skin, you do not want all these bacteria to move to your body. Their cleaning varies depending on how often they are used. For their maintenance, use a few drops of mild soap or a little soap powder and dissolve it in a bowl of water, then with a cloth moistened with the mixture, clean the surface to remove all the small spots you have found, then leave it air dry.
If you want to reduce odors caused by humidity or dirt, a very useful advice is to use baking soda, you just have to spread a little of it on the surface and leave it for at least 5 minutes and then you can remove it with a vacuum cleaner.
To get rid of the mold, you can use water with a little vinegar or with isopropyl alcohol and spread it on the surface of the mattress or tub with a cloth. Remember to use a cloth or sponge in these cases since a brush can cause perforations due to its pointed bristles. Then simply rinse it and let it air dry.
Finally, to prevent mold and odors, take your inflatable object out and let it rest under the sunlight at least once every one or two months for a full day and store it in a place where it does not have contact with moisture, if possible protect it by covering it with a protective cover. Remember that, also, these types of tubs, despite being very versatile because they can be placed anywhere and can even move, require much more care than normal tubs. Therefore, it is important to pay due attention to the cleaning and maintenance tasks you need to extend their life and prevent them from being harmful to our health.